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Call for Abstracts: Symposium on Emotional Regulation at Work

  • 1.  Call for Abstracts: Symposium on Emotional Regulation at Work

    Posted 10-30-2023 19:54

    Dear Colleagues,

    We are putting together a presenter symposium on "Emotional regulation at work", intended to submit to the 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Chicago, IL August 9-13, 2024.

    We would like to invite you to share your knowledge and insights with other enthusiastic scholars in our symposium. If you are interested in having your work included in this symposium submission, please send a 250-500 word abstract to Xiaoxia Zhu zhu33@uwm.edu by November 27, 2023.

    Below are some deadlines to keep in mind:

    ·       November 27, 2023: Initial short abstract submission.

    ·       November 30, 2023: Decision on abstract.

    ·       December 17, 2023: Detailed abstract submission (Two- to five-page synopsis of your paper as per AOM style).

    ·       December 20, 2023: Feedback on detailed abstract.

    ·       January 4, 2024: Revised detailed abstract following reviewers' feedback.

    ·       January 9, 2024: Symposium submission by organizers.

    Symposium abstract

    Given the growing interest in emotion in organizations, and in line with the Annual Meeting theme of "Innovating for the Future: Policy, Purpose, and Organizations," we are interested in what role(s) emotional regulation plays in work outcomes. For this symposium, we are seeking passionate scholars who want to share their expertise and insights on emotion. Specifically, we call for research, conceptual or empirical, on emotional regulation, defined as the process by which an individual form, interpret, modify, and display a specific feeling in one's social/work context (Grandey, 2000; Hochschild, 1983). Emotion functions as one of the key components in diverse occupations and social contexts, orienting an individual's attitudes and behaviors in workplaces and everyday life in specific directions (Spector & Fox, 2002). It affects the way organizational members manage and display their feelings according to social norms and/or expectations. In this regard, emotional regulation becomes important both to employees and their organization because how effectively one regulates one's emotions is interconnected with others. The main purpose of our symposium is to attract scholars to pay more attention to emotional regulation, encompassing its potential effects across work and non-work areas, and to delve into the challenges and consequences of this pervasive but understudied phenomenon.

    We look forward to receiving your initial short abstract by November 27, 2023.

    Symposium Discussant - Professor Neal Ashkanasy, Queensland University, Australia

    Organizers - Joohan Lee (Troy University, U.S.), Xiaoxia Zhu (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, U.S.), and Huong Le (Central Queensland University, Australia)

    Xiaoxia Zhu
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee